Le Far West

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Far West
Le Far West.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jacques Brel
Written by Paul Andréota
Jacques Brel
Starring Jacques Brel
Cinematography Alain Levent
Edited by Jacqueline Thiédot
Release date
  • 31 May 1973 (1973-05-31)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Belgium
Language French

Le Far West is a 1973 Belgian-French comedy film directed by Jacques Brel. It was entered into the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[1] This was Brel's ninth feature film, and his second directorial effort. Brel was obsessed with "le Far West" (the Wild West).[2][3] The film co-starred Gabriel Jabbour, Danielle Evenou, and Arlette Lindon. The film was released 15 May 1973.


Jacques, a 40-year-old citizen of Brussels, meets the fakir Abracadabra who, before dying, gives him a special power. Jacques then meets Gabriel, a generous man, who dresses up as Davy Crockett, and who follows Jacques without asking questions. The two companions and other new friends set out to conquer the Wild West, their childhood—just as Voltaire sought Eldorado, and Saint-Exupéry the unknown planet. The Wild West they seek cannot be found, because it is an imaginary place, a piece of happiness buried in our hearts.[4][5]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Far West". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Sara Poole. Brel and Chanson: A Critical Appreciation. p. 92. 
  3. ^ Sara Poole. Brel and Chanson: A Critical Appreciation. p. 49. 
  4. ^ "Films". Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Le Far West". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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